Fonds UC034 - Fitch Bay United Church fonds

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Fitch Bay United Church fonds

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  • 1854-1992 (Creation)

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0,21 m of textual records. - 3 photographs. - 1 postcard.

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Fitch Bay United Church, initially of Congregational denomination, was organized in 1854 by Rev. L. P. Adams; it was then called the North Stanstead Congregational Church. In 1859, a first church was erected. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the North Stanstead Congregational Church joined the Union to form the Fitch Bay United Church. In 1969, due to diminishing membership, the Fitch Bay United Church was dissolved and the congregation was amalgamated with the Magog-Georgeville Pastoral Charge. In 1988, the Municipality of the Township of Stanstead acquired the old Fitch Bay United Church building in order to transform it into a town hall. Fitch Bay United Church was under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The church was governed by the Official Board and the Congregation in cooperation with the organizations within the Church, such as the Sunday School, the Women's Organizations, and the Adults and Couples Organizations.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, the Sunday School, the women's and adults and couples organizations for the Fitch Bay United Church from 1854 to 1992. It consists mainly of minutes, historical sketches, and account books. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards ([191-?]-1967), Buildings and Property ([1959?]-1969), Financial Resources (1936-1945), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1854-1888), Orders of Service (1951-1959), Funds (1942), Membership (1955-1956), Historical (1866-1992), Organizations (1897-1956), and Photographs (1899-1910, 1988).

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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Researchers may also consult the Georgeville United Church fonds (UC032).


No more accruals are expected.

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The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches and pastoral charges are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English.

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1 février, 2016

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